What are CBD, Indica and Sativa? What’s the difference?

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is one of many active compounds in cannabis; it is an cannabinoid, like THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive (it doesn?t give the user a high) and is therefore popular among patients that do not want THC in their medicine.

Indica and sativa are two different species of cannabis that look different and have different effects when consumed. They each can contain different kinds of cannabinoids, including THC and CBC.

Patients can tailor their product choices depending on what therapeutic properties they seek. Many of our products are available in Indica, Sativa, and CBD formulas.

Here’s a general guide to the effects you can expect:

Indica formulations give patients a relaxing, sedating experience with full-body effects. It is generally recommended to take Indica medicine in the evening.

Sativa formulations provide cerebral, uplifting effects. Sativa medicine is usually taken earlier in the day.

Formulations that are high in CBD can offer a wide variety of health benefits. High-CBD medicine has been known to combat nausea, seizures, inflammation, anxiety and even cancer cells, all without the psychoactive effects of THC.

Are your products safe? Do you test all of your medicine?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on our commitment to both safety and quality. We work with a staff scientist and a world-class chocolatier to create our product range, and we use organic ingredients whenever possible. We also conduct rigorous lab testing throughout our production process to ensure that we provide safe, high quality and accurately dosed products.

How potent are your edibles? How much should I consume?

A standard dose of THC is 10 milligrams. That said, know that edibles affect everybody differently. We recommend starting with a low dose and consuming our products slowly (waiting at least an hour) to understand the effects before consuming more. If you have questions, definitely contact your prescribing physician for advice!

How long does it take to feel the effects of eating edibles?

It can take between 30 minutes and two hours to feel the effects of an edible. Unlike smoking, which the effects can be felt almost instantly, an edible must be digested and make its way into your bloodstream to be felt. So, our advice is: be patient, start with a low dose, and wait for at least an hour so you know how the edible affects you before you ingest more.

I smoke marijuana frequently. That means my tolerance for edibles is high as well, right?

No, not necessarily. Edibles need to be digested and then the chemicals need to get into your bloodstream before the effects are felt. This means that edibles can impact users differently than smoking. Everybody who is new to consuming edibles, even heavy marijuana users, should consume them with caution. Start with a small amount then wait some time and see how you feel before consuming more.

Should I eat before I consume an edible?

Yes, as with many other kinds medications, it is recommended that edibles are consumed with food?

Can I get my medicine directly from you? Do you ship?

No, we cannot sell our products directly to patients. We do not ship; and please be aware that is illegal to ship or carry cannabis products through the mail and across state lines. We can only provide medicine to State of California licensed and registered collectives. Check out our Stash Finder to find our products near you!